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Ellery Clark

Full name: Ellery Harding Clark
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Born: March 13, 1874 in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 27, 1949 in near Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Ellery Clark holds the distinction of being the only man to win both the Olympic high jump and long jump. Clark, a 22-year-old Harvard grad, claimed this noteworthy double at the first Modern Olympics with marks of 5-11½ (1.81) and 20-11 (6.37). On his return from Greece, Clark developed into a highly versatile athlete, winning the National All-Around Championship in 1897 and 1903. In 1904, the American and Olympic All-Around Championship were one and the same event, but Clark was seriously weakened by bronchitis in St. Louis and in his second Olympic appearance he placed no better than fifth in the event that was the forerunner of the modern decathlon. In his professional life, Ellery Clark showed all-round talents that even exceeded his sporting versatility. He wrote 19 books, ranging from the definitive work on railway accident law to a book on religious philosophy and two of his novels were adapted for films by Hollywood. He was an alderman of the city of Boston, an assistant track coach at Harvard, a teacher of English composition at a Cambridge school, and a prominent lawyer in Boston.

Personal Bests: HJ – 5-11½ (1.81) (1896); LJ – 21-7¾ (6.60) (1897); SP – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR
1896 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR
1896 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA AC
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics Men's All-Around Championship United States USA 5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1896 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 1.81

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1896 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 6.35

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1896 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Final Standings AC

Men's All-Around Championship

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(M) D(I) H(M) H(I)
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 5 2,778
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States 100 yards (91.4 metres) 1 748 11.0
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States 100 yards (91.4 metres) Heat Two 1 748 11.0
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States Shot Put 5 360 10.26 33-8
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States High Jump 4 608 1.62 5-4
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States 880 yard (804.7 metres) walk 3 657 4:11.0
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States Hammer Throw 4 405 29.11 95-6
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Athletics United States Pole Vault 5 0 NM
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